COMMERCE - Tarleton let a five-run lead slip away over the final three innings to drop their third straight game to Texas A&M-Commerce in a game that saw a nearly five-hour long weather delay. The TexAnns lost 6-5 Sunday evening.
"We let things that we couldn't control get to us this weekend. This team has a lot of growing up to do it they are going to compete in the Lone Star Conference," said head coach Mark Cumpian. "We got outplayed in every aspect of the game this weekend and didn't deserve to win. We had a lead deep into every game and we didn't control it."
Tarleton got the scoring started with a solo home run from Georgia Capell in the second and another solo shot from Elizabeth Svientyin the third.
Megan Durante kept things going in the fourth with a leadoff double and Capell was hit by a pitch before Nyka Wood moved them both into scoring position for Karli Herron with one away.
Then began a five-hour long weather delay that saw little to no rain.
When the game resumed, Karli Herron cleared the bases with a three-run shot to left center for a 5-0 lead. That would be the last of the TexAnn scoring while Commerce scored two in the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings to take a 6-5 lead. Tarleton loaded the bases with one away in the seventh, but couldn't keep the game alive.
Tanna Huie and Capell each had two hits while Meghann Wrinkle, Durante, Herron, and Svienty had one hit each.
Megan Rosewell threw the first four innings, allowing three runs on five hits before Jordan Withrow threw the final two innings allowing three runs on just one hit. Tarleton walked nine batters total in the game.
The TexAnns will look to turn things around this weekend when they make their home debut Friday against Eastern New Mexico at 5 p.m.